Archivos de Diario para octubre 2018

02 de octubre de 2018

Welcome, Amanda!

It took a bit longer than expected, but we finally managed to hire another software engineer, so please welcome Amanda Bullington to the iNat community! Amanda will be leading us into new technological territory as we re-implement Seek in React Native, a mobile development framework that enables code sharing between Android and iPhone apps, and will allow us to reuse some of the code we use on the website as well. Hopefully they'll also be working on the many other parts of our infrastructure that rely on Javascript (website, API, etc.). In addition to being an avid hiker, Amanda is a triathlete, speaks Mandarin, and seems to be an expert in optimizing credit cards for travel bonuses, so they bring a lot to the team (I, by comparison, can run a mile, mispronounce "ni hao," and put credit cards into little boxes to get groceries, but that's about it). Anyway, we're all super excited to have Amanda onboard and are looking forward to working with them!

Publicado el 02 de octubre de 2018 a las 07:57 PM por kueda kueda | 19 comentarios | Deja un comentario

05 de octubre de 2018

Removing everything but GPS info with exiftool

For my own reference, but maybe others will find it useful:

exiftool \
  -all= \
  -tagsFromFile @ -GPSLatitude -GPSLongitude -GPSPosition -GPSLatitudeRef -GPSLongitudeRef \

Aaand we should probably not insert <br> tags in <pre> tags.

Publicado el 05 de octubre de 2018 a las 06:27 PM por kueda kueda | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

30 de octubre de 2018

Welcome, Abhas!

Remember how we said we were hiring a developer and a designer? Well, we finally hired Abhas Misraraj as our new visual / UX / product designer, so please welcome him to our ever-expanding community! Abhas has that rare combination of design chops and a background in wildlife biology, plus he has Bay Area roots at UC Berkeley, just like iNaturalist itself. He's also an avid gamer like Alex, a Harry Potter fan like Ken-ichi (and also Alex), and really wants to talk to you about everything like Scott. Did I mention he has the same credit card as Amanda? He's either a great fit with the team or a very, very thorough researcher, or, of course, both. Regardless, we're impressed. Abhas will initially be working on new developments with Seek, but we'll be relying on him for almost all work that has visuals, which basically means everything on iNat we all use every day. No pressure! We're all psyched to be working with him and looking forward making stuff together!

Publicado el 30 de octubre de 2018 a las 11:44 PM por kueda kueda | 5 comentarios | Deja un comentario